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Project by moshel posted 12-16-2008 10:41 AM 1837 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, its not turned :-)

daltxguy has kindly donated me a 1 meter long trunk of silver beech. my original intent was to try and turn live edge bowls. I failed miserably. anyway, i still had about 80 cm of very nice trunk that seemed to be drying without cracking. So this is what I made. the legs are turned from black walnut (I am very proud of myself – one of my few turnings that actually worked). it is also level (more luck than anything else).

one picture is with flash, one without

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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rtb

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#1 posted 12-16-2008 04:41 PM

The beauty of your stand is equal only to all that beautiful green and sunshine. My sunshine (now) when we get it is frozen. be patient you turning will improve with pratice.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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lew

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#2 posted 12-16-2008 04:55 PM

Gorgeous!!

I really like the the way you made the design of the leg feet!

What type of finish did you use?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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moshel

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#3 posted 12-16-2008 11:44 PM

it is gloss “wipe on” poly, many many layers (i think about 10), with sanding going up to 1200

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 12-17-2008 12:59 AM

Nicely done. Very elegant.

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